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Request Reference: 8698 Request Date: 08 Aug 2019
Request: Hi, I hope that you are able to help me, I would like to make a freedom of information request for some information held by the NHSBSA that is not part of your freely available published data. I would like to get some information on prescriptions that contained a product in combination with other specific types of product. The reason is Im trying to understand if it is common practice to prescribe one product in combination with another similar product. I am asking for prescription items issued on the same prescription form. If you're able to provide prescription items issued on separate prescription forms but in the same month to the same patient as well that would be great. Obviously, the data should be anonymised and aggregated where it may be possible to identify individual patients. Im interested in BNF Chapter 7.2.1: Preparations For Vaginal/Vulval Changes BNF Codes start 0702010 Could you please produce a practice level report similar to those published (with Items, QTY, NIC) showing prescriptions for 0702010G0BCABAG Vagifem_Vag Tab 10mcg and then additional columns, item 2, item 3, item 4 etc for any other products with BNF Codes starting 0702010 that were issued on the same prescription (or to the same patient that month if possible). I would like the data at Practice level and by month over a period from January 2018 to current. Please contact me if you need any further information, if it is more practical to provide the data in a different configuration than suggested, e.g. by rows instead of columns with a unique anonymised identifier code then I will defer to your better judgement. Thank you and Best Regards.

Status: Complete
Response Date: 03 Sep 2019
Response: Please see attached response